The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.
People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it- walk.
Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.
Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
Reality confronts man with a great many "musts," but all of them are conditional; the formula of realistic necessity is: "You must, if " and the "if" stands for man's choice
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness.
A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.
What do you know and how do you know it